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Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter

B&H # SOCP49 Mfr # VF-49CPAM
You Pay: $77.99

Sony Circular Polarizer - Light rays, which are reflected, become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast.

The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras. (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems.)

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance.
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 49mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature No change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 49mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm

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Sony49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (3)
  • Easily mounted (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Excellent polarizer

      By Peter

      from New York, NY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

        I am using this polarizer with my Sony RX1 which has a fixed 49mm thread lens. What can I say, this is an excellent polarizer for the camera, it works. I am satisfied.

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        5.0

        Great Filter

        By worriedman

        from Mount Carmel, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

          Does a great job bringing out a blue sky and clouds. I use it a great deal with my NEX-5 camera.

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          5.0

          nice to use

          By student

          from Akron OH

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Picture Quality
          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

            pretty great

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            5.0

            Solid product which does what it says

            By V

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protect lens from fingers
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

              Good build quality, immaculate packaging. Comes with a small case in case you need to remove it.

              Good image quality.

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              5.0

              Great filter for SONY NEX!

              By Roman Moor

              from Almaty, Kazakhstan

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

              Most of the year in our area there is no rain and the sun is very bright.
              In such weather conditions for photographing in nature needs a polarizing filter.

              I chose the 49 mm filter for my SONY NEX-5N and very happy with the choice.
              Attaching the filter to the lens I got a gorgeous blue sky and a beautiful picture of clouds.
              Without the filter the same sky turned out just a bright spot!

              The quality of the filter is excellent.

              Thanks to the excellent service BHphotovideo received my order very quickly despite the fact that I was in the opposite side of the planet.
              I am very pleased.
              Thank you!

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              4.0

              Works fine

              By Sedona Rick

              from Sedona Arizona

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

                  I am using this filter on a Sony alpha. It is doing the trick for me so far - it does not have a particularly powerful polarizing effect, but I seldom want that as with most digital cameras, it is very easy to over-polarize. But if you want dark, dark skies, for example, this may not be for you. So far, I have not noticed any vignetting.

                  The only reason not for 5 stars is that the polarizing effect will not be strong enough for some people.

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                  5.0

                  Thin and effective

                  By Doc

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction

                    Comments about Sony 49mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter:

                    Works wonderfully on my Nex 5 even the compact 16 mm.

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